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Old 05-01-12, 11:19 AM   #51
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Re: Favorite Theme Song From A TV Series?

Damn, I totally forgot The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Easily one of my favorites at the moment. I'd also throw in the theme from the All in the Family spinoff Archie Bunker's Place. It was just a sped up version of Those Were the Days without lyrics, but whenever I hear it it gets stuck in my head

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Old 05-01-12, 05:37 PM   #52
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Old 05-01-12, 05:39 PM   #53
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Old 05-01-12, 05:47 PM   #54
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Grosse Pointe

I think it's a Tom Jones song.
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Old 05-01-12, 06:28 PM   #55
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Old 05-01-12, 07:06 PM   #56
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Re: Favorite Theme Song From A TV Series?

I blind-bought a DVD based on this kick-ass theme alone:



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It is funny/interesting that almost none of these that have been mentioned are any younger than 20 years old or so, and some much older.
Is recent TV that much more cookiecutter, so that the whole package just doesn't stick in our mind?
Is it the massive competition for our viewing/listening attention just drowning any quality themes out?
Are themes/openings a dying breed, in order to allow more time for commercials or product placement?
Do the composers of today just suck?
Am I overthinking this?
(And of course that while we've mentioned a dozen or so, I am aware that there are tons from 20-50 years ago that are also pretty lame.)
Not really that surprising, considering how songs have been deemphasized in favor of short themes. Seinfeld was the first short theme I remember. It was a shock the year ER got rid of the opening theme, then awesome when they brought it back for the final episode (can't embed):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOWKpd6lzio
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Old 05-01-12, 07:40 PM   #57
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Peter Gunn:




Rawhide:




Bonanza:




Lost in Space:




Batman (The 1960s TV Series) - note that this is a stereo version someone synced with the show titles:

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Old 05-02-12, 09:16 AM   #58
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The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd:


St. Elsewhere S1:


Hill Street Blues:


Night Court:


Moonlighting S1:


Buffalo Bill: (audio only)
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Old 05-02-12, 11:09 AM   #59
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So basically, we`ve now covered every single show. Awesome!
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Old 05-04-12, 11:44 AM   #60
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Old 05-04-12, 03:08 PM   #61
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Old 05-04-12, 03:50 PM   #62
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Old 05-04-12, 04:24 PM   #63
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Wonder Years, Cheers, the original Tour of Duty song which had Paint it Black

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Old 05-05-12, 08:56 AM   #64
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Here is the coolest theme song of all time (I can't believe that no one else posted it yet)...



The thread can now be closed.


Oh, yeah - there are these honorable mentions, too...








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoLs0V8T5AA
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Old 05-05-12, 10:49 AM   #65
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Forgot about this one. It took a few episodes to grow on me, though.

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Old 05-05-12, 11:58 AM   #66
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And a few more..














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Old 05-12-12, 05:29 AM   #67
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Old 05-12-12, 11:19 AM   #68
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Lots of good ones already posted.

The definitive seventies TV theme song, for some reason it's impossible to be in a bad mood when you hear it:


My personal favorite use of a hit song in a credit sequence:


A snappy little tune:
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Old 05-12-12, 01:04 PM   #69
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Clarissa Explains It All & Nurse Jackie

The first time I watched Nurse Jackie & heard the theme song I sung "Way cool!" "Alright! Alright!" & "Just do it!" in the appropriate places!
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Old 05-13-12, 07:14 AM   #70
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Old 05-13-12, 10:08 AM   #71
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Old 05-17-12, 03:37 PM   #72
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American Dreams

Not for the song but for the nostalgia

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Old 05-18-12, 09:51 AM   #73
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Wonder Years, Star Blazers and Facts of Life have already been mentioned. I'll add the theme to the Batman/Superman hour which I find to be great


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Old 05-20-12, 07:29 PM   #74
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I prefer this Night Court theme

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Old 12-08-12, 04:10 PM   #75
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One I remember fondly from my childhood. The show itself was a tad hokey, but the theme song is lovely:

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